Why Use a Natures Sway Baby Hammock?
Baby Hammocks have been used for centuries to keep baby safe and nearby their caregivers. They are specially designed to keep baby on their back and the therapeutic benefits have been appreciated by many caregivers and parents the world over. With the Natures Sway baby hammock cradle bed, you will have the confidence to know your baby is sleeping peacefully surrounded by only natural fibres. By using natural wool stuffing, we have removed the need to waterproof the mattress with plastic so you know baby
The natural New Zealand wool mattress draws moisture away from the body providing warmth in winter and coolness in summer. Our mattress has sufficient length to ensure that there is a padding to protect your baby’s delicate fontanelle, while the combination of baby’s weight and the curves of the baby hammock make it extremely difficult for your baby to roll over once they are placed on their back. The swivel snap-hook attached to the spring will ensure that any twisting tension is naturally absorbed while our wooden spreader bar, held in place by cotton ties, keeps the fabric apart. Correct placement maximises the triangular proportions of the baby hammock and ensures adequate airflow.
The most asked question is how long can my baby use the baby hammock? The answer is it varies from 4 months to 24 months. Mostly it's not based on their size rather it is how active they are. Once baby is trying to roll over, sit up or wriggle about the hammock is no longer suitable. This may begin around the 4-6 month mark. If you have a placid baby who is still happily sleeping on their back in the baby hammock it could last for many more months. Most parents report their baby easily transitioned to a larger bed sometime around 6-8 months, they seem to want more space and they out-grow the need for motion.
The key consideration when looking at purchasing a baby hammock should not be how long baby might like to use the hammock for but how to give baby the best start in life. After all, we don’t expect to use a bassinet, cradle or moses basket for more than 3 months. However, we do know how important sleep is and that it is one of the most important activities your baby will do in the 4th trimester. This is the magic of the hammock -there is no question of comfort, expecting a new born infant to go from sleeping in embryotic fluid curled up in the womb to sleeping on a flat firm waterproof surface would be like expecting yourself to move from your inner sprung or luxurious natural latex mattress to the floor – you might not sleep so well? After hearing the many reports from parents who’s lives changed when they got the baby hammock after spending hours trying to get baby to sleep anywhere other than in their arms, or who struggled with a crying colicky baby, we say why wait until you have a problem? Sleep deprivation is not good for anybody and the first 3-4 months of baby’s life is vital for bonding, if it’s easy to get to baby to sleep and a regular sleep pattern is simply established early on it’s better for everyone.. Read more
Read how a study conducted by the University of Auckland found that the Natures Sway Baby Hammock had safe oxygen levels for baby.